Thursday's gossip column: Sancho, Southgate, Pogba, Sterling, Simeone and more

Football gossip

Manchester United could turn to England manager Gareth Southgate if they decide to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the season. (Sun)

United assistant manager Mike Phelan says the club still want "superstar signings". (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are willing to break their transfer record in order to sign Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, 19. (Goal)

Sancho, who joined Dortmund from Manchester City, has no intention of leaving the Bundesliga side in January. (Bild, via Mirror)

Chelsea will learn on Thursday whether their transfer ban, set to expire in February, will be repealed to allow them to do business in January. (Telegraph)

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, who is manager of French club Nice, is a leading candidate to become the new Gunners boss following the sacking of Unai Emery. (Nice-Matin, via Mail)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane still wants to bring Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, to the Bernabeu. (Marca)

Manchester United could offer Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, as part of a deal to sign Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 27, from Tottenham. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester City are confident England forward Raheem Sterling, 24, will sign a new deal that will make him the club's highest-ever earner. (Metro)

Liverpool and Arsenal have joined Barcelona in the race for 17-year-old German striker Karim Adeyemi, who is on loan at Austrian second-tier side Liefering from RB Salzburg. (Sport via Mirror)

Everton are preparing a new long-term deal for France left-back Lucas Digne, 26. (Mail)

West Ham are leading Wolves in the battle to sign AC Milan and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 22. (Milan Live)

Tottenham are planning a move for £25m-rated Norwich centre back Ben Godfrey, 21. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid have agreed a £25.4m deal to sign 21-year-old midfielder Bruno Guimaraes from Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense. (UOL, in Portuguese)

Tottenham can sign Giovani lo Celso - on loan from Real Betis - on a permanent deal in January if they pay £27.3m for the 23-year-old Argentine midfielder. (ABC de Sevilla via Football London)

Leeds United are planning an approach for Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle, 29, before the January transfer window. (Football Insider)

Leeds United and fellow Championship club Swansea City are interested in taking Liverpool and England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster, 19, on loan in January. (Times - subscription required)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, previously a target for Everton, is close to leaving the Spanish club. (Marca via Sport Witness)

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